Out of the four suspected killers of Gideon Aremu, one of them who pulled trigger of the gun, knew the late lawmaker but was under the influence to realise it early enough.
The suspects were arrested and paraded by the Oyo state police command over the killing of the young man who until his death, was a ,member of the state house of assembly.
One of them told the story of how they intended to rob the man but ended up wasting his life.
“We left a popular drinking joint at Beere, where we smoked Indian Hemp to our satisfaction. We did not have the lawmaker in mind when we took off from Beere. It was when we were looking for who to rob that we saw him in his car. We stopped him as he was about entering his premises and robbed him of his phone and money. We had only one gun. Alhough I was the one that collected the items, I did not know how much money we took from him. I was given only N40,000. Then Abbey just pointed the gun at him and shot him many times. I didn’t know why he killed him. Later I discovered that Abbey lives at Adegbayi too. His mother has a house there. Abbey said he knew the lawmaker. It was Abbey that brought the deal to us”he said
The state police commissioner, Leye Oyebade, said the arrest of one of the suspects with the telephone of the deceased, led to the arrest of the others.
“The initial arrest of one Adeniran Oladapo with the victim’s phone, led to the arrest of other suspects among who is Ayobami Adedeji. He confessed that he belonged to the four-man robbery gang that actually robbed and killed the deceased in front of his house. According to the suspect, they did not know who their victim was. As robbers, their intention was to rob him of his property. He told us that the victim was killed because they thought he identified them due to a torchlight he shone on them.”